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Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. published by the urban institute press. steve stirling -- gene sperling -- gene steuerle, he's not on written about he has lived up to nearly three decades ago jim was one of the godfather's of what became the tax reform act of 1986. one of the key moment in history of the income tax. gene pools of richard b. fisher chair at the urban institute. eric toder has been intimately involved in the income tax both treasury and the irs. is currently at urban institute fellow and codirector of the urban brookings tax policy center. and, finally, nina olson is taxpayer advocate at the irs, represents those of us who pay taxes, and those of us who must battle against the growing complexity of the modern revenue code. is a week or so ago than once office released its latest report on the status of the tax code, describes in great candor the flaws in the current system and describes some things we can do about it. let's start with joe who gives a brief history of the income tax. and before he starts let me let you know that after we do our presentation, speak among ourselves, will give ev
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
montana. democratic governor steve bullock delivered this update on his state. he spoke for about 40 minutes. [applause] >> lieutenant governor walsh, mr. president, mr. speaker, members of the 63rd legislature, governor and mrs. babcock, honored members of the judiciary, my fellow statewide officials, tribal leaders, members of my cabinet, and my fellow mon tannans. lisa, caroline, alex and cameron, my name is steve and i work for the state. [laughter] [applause] i like those 12,000 other coworkers arrived at the job site each day it serve the people of montana. it is an honor and a pleasure to be the public servant entrusted with giving this address. any changes of administration naturally will bring changes to the governor's mansion. changes in substance, changes in style, changes in perspective. with the bullocks moving into the neighborhood, some of those changes are unavoidable. you know, it's been 40 years since the predominant noise eminating from the governor's mansion has been the sound of children. children laughing, singing, shouting, playing, just being kids. that noise
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
the department of energy. that will be a loss for us. steve has been a great friend, a tremendous colleague over the past four years working on a whole range of energy issues, but also designing a cap to plug a hole in the middle of the gulf of mexico when nobody else could figure it out, and that's typical of the incredible contributions he's made to this country. this country's further along on the path to energy independence, it's better positioned for the jobs and industries of the future. so, steve, you have earned more than your fair share of relaxation time, but we are grateful for your extraordinary service. [applause] so thank you. now, this is the most collection of brain power we've had under this roof in a long time. [laughter] maybe since the last time we gave out these the medals -- these medals. i have no way to prove that, and i know this crowd likes proof. [laughter] but i can't imagine too many people competing with those who we honor here today. you know, there's one idea that sets this country apart, one idea that makes us different from every other nation on earth; that here
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
by the press in which he said steve brought to the energy department a unique understanding of both the urgent challenge presented by climate change and the tremendous opportunity that clean energy represents for our economy. the statement went on to say i'm grateful that he joined to my cabinet and i wish him all of the best in his future endeavors. a quick reminder we have live coverage coming up here on c-span2. and about 40 minutes we will have a discussion on the conflict in northern mali ouis many years ago louis brandeisott wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. a democracy of course is rootedf and based in the notion of ansos enlightened citizenry to read some of us think that democracy is defined by the ritual votings of course in voting it is dem important inoc a democracy. voting takes place all over then world. it takes place in democracies.n it takes place in dictatorships. it takes place in a totalitarian societies. voting alone doesn't mean we live in a free society. fre we live in a free society when it is based on an enlightened citizenry
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
and by presidential candidate steve forbes in the 1990s. again, like all the other plans, it didn't go anywhere. david bradford came back, persuaded the original idea might not work with the proposal for the x tax, essentially, the flat tax with graduated rates, and that still popular. there's a recent book published by the american enterprise institute by allen and bob mccarol advocating that. that idea is still around also. there's also the so-called fair tax, a retail sales tax, house ways and means chairman in the 90s favored that, and there's a very interesting plan by michael, which would be a value added tax which would collect revenue, but michael would retain an income tax with a very high exemption level, very much like the original income tax that we had in 1913 or before world war ii i should say. why do people advocate consumption tax? some people say it promotes economic growth and competitiveness because you remove growth, removing the tax to return to savings to have stavings in investment. this is a debatable argument, but because it's destination based that exempts taxes and imports
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
in walter isaacson's to biography of steve jobs. what are we getting high skilled immigration? president obama corley explains it needs to be comprehensive and lead to address the undocumented population and he might have seen president obama's speech about undocumented immigration and what he gets on that front. my sense is it is fundamentally politics and remember flights of the population that is foreign born, a decent number are part of the electorate and very engaged and this comes down to a matter of recognition and respect. there was a lot of bipartisan legislation being done at the start up visa and things like that and i think you are right. a piecemeal approach would be totally sane but from the perspective of the lobbyist it makes a lot of sense, let's try to attack this all at once part the because if you attach the attractive piece of legislation and consider the affordable care act, you saw a similar dynamic. if you saw just coverage expanding provisions in one lot it wouldn't look improving. you only have the revenue provisions of the affordable care act it looks like a ma
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
. joining me are josh guinness, larry youngs, cindy, carl crawl, richard, curtla. as uaw, steve anderson, harold brick man, brian, these operating engineers are members of local 139 who are looking for work. also joining us tonight are carpenters and mill rights from northern wisconsin locals of the united brotherhood of carpenters. welcome dana totelli. bob, charlie steed, hall ida, dan gillespie, pete erec, david grote and jim "barron's." [applause] [applause] together, [applause] together, they're holding a flag of the great state of wisconsin. as you can see, on the right-hand side is the image of a miner. in the upper right-hand corner of the shield are the tools of a miner. and on the top of the seal, underneath our motto, forward, is a badger, which comes from the nickname given to early settlers who were miners. if there's any state that can move forward with the way to streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining, shouldn't it be the badger state? [applause] thanks for coming out. from the mining bill to mining for jobs earlier this year i spoke with kerry fr
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